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Do All-Way Stop Signs Make This Intersection Safer? [POLL]

The all-way stop signs installed this year at the intersections of Amalfi and Entrada drives by the city's transportation department aim to calm traffic and make it safer for pedestrians.

Has traffic and safety improved at the Amalfi and Entrada Drive intersection since the city installed all-way stop signs this year?

A Santa Monica resident filed a complaint with the city, contending the new stop signs "create traffic jams where there were none before."

The stop signs were added after a transportation study found drivers were speeding down the hill on Entrada Avenue, putting kids in danger who jaywalked to cross the street to get to , according to a study by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation. There is an access staircase on the southeast side of the intersection that connects to the housing on Entrada Drive hill, with no pedestrian crossings there to date.

New pavement markings and red curbs were also added.

There were no reports of accidents at the intersection before the stop signs were added, according to LADOT.

The Santa Monica resident who complained said the signs look nonsensical, and that if the objective was to slow the flow on to Pacific Coast Highway, it just made traffic worse.

Graham Davis July 13, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Safety first! Make sure you come to a complete and lasting stop at all the new (political) stop signs. Especially when there is no valid traffic engineering reason for them to be there. Sounding your horn for 10 -15 seconds when approaching and stopping at the intersections will also aid in shooing away the stoned kush-heads who may be wandering around on the streets. 30 seconds of sounding the horn between 10 PM and 6 AM is advised to compensate for added hazard of nightfall. Sounding the horn also works to improve safety around any sets of speed humps...
Ritchie Saunders July 13, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Love it!!!! Also people with headphones on maybe will hear you!! ;)
Concerned resident September 01, 2012 at 08:36 AM
I am one such resident who is directly impacted as I live in front of two of the several stop signs installed to decrease speeds. There are several issues that have resulted: 1. Increased congestion 2. Increase noise due to continual stopping and revving of engines; drivers yelling at each other and pedestrians;3. increased pollution due to the above and cars idling in traffic. As a resident I can tell you this has been a terrible, noisy, and ABSURD "solution". This has been a nightmare Yo anyone living on 7th street. AND I can tell you, drivers do not stop at the stop signs, even for pedestrians. If you are a resident please look for upcoming meeting in sept to fight this measure!
THEBROKER October 17, 2012 at 03:59 AM
And now the new stop signs on 7th have been removed, what sort of test was this?
Ritchie Saunders October 18, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Someone had a GREAT idea...Right?? What a waste of money! At least 2 are gone!!!

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